Arsenal’s vs Wolves postponed due to Covid outbreak
Arsenal’s match against Wolves has been postponed because of the Covid-19 outbreak. On Sunday, Arsenal’s match against Wolves, scheduled for December 28, became the 15th Premier League fixture postponed in recent weeks owing to a coronavirus outbreak. Arsenal’s vs Wolves postponed due to covid outbreak.
“As a result of a number of COVID-19 cases and injuries at the club, the Premier League Board accepted the delay application,” the Premier League said in a statement. “Wolves do not have the required number of players available for the match (13 outfield players and one goalkeeper).”
Wolves’ Boxing Day encounter against Watford was one of three games scheduled for the traditional round of matches on December 26 that were canceled owing to Covid-19 infections and injuries decimating squads.
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That was owing to an infection in the Watford camp, though.
Despite Britain seeing record coronavirus numbers due to a wave of the Omicron strain of the virus, six Premier League games were played in front of sold-out audiences.
Clubs rejected the concept of temporarily suspending the season to allow for an infection circuit breaker earlier this week.
Clubs were cautioned at the same meeting on Monday that games would be played if each side has 13 fit outfield players and a goalkeeper.
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On Boxing Day, 22 matches in the English Football League (EFL) were postponed across the three levels below the Premier League. There are currently no crowd size limitations in place.
In England, no restrictions on the number of audiences at matches have yet been imposed, though fans must show confirmation of vaccination or a negative test obtained within the previous 48 hours.
Sport in Wales will be moved behind closed doors as of today, while Scottish Premiership clubs have moved their winter break forward by a week due to a ban on 500 outdoor public events.